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What is the best treatment for a concussion?

Do you have reason to believe that you've suffered a concussion? This often comes about if you're involved in a motorcycle or motor vehicle accident.

If you've suffered a head injury, regardless of the extent, you should not wait to receive medical attention. Not only can you be checked for a concussion, but your medical team can focus on other injuries that could be causing you trouble as well.

Simply put, the best treatment for a concussion is whatever your medical team suggests. This is based on many factors, including the extent of your injury and whether you're dealing with any other issues at the same time.

One of the most common treatments for a concussion is rest. In other words, you need to give your brain enough time to recover. This means avoiding any physical or mental activity that could hold you back from making a full recovery.

Another thing to consider is the pain. your physician may prescribe a pain medication or may instruct you to take an over-the-counter pain medication.

A concussion is not the most serious brain injury, but if left untreated, it can cause you a variety of health concerns.

Once you have an experienced medical team on your side, you'll know that you're making the right decisions in regards to your treatment. This will free up time for other things, such as learning more about your accident and if you can obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages from the negligent party.

Source: Mayo Clinic, "Treatments and drugs," accessed Jan. 12, 2017

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